LBN – Special Report – Tuesday

Trump Rejects Advice to Act Presidential

Reality-TV star Donald Trump is reportedly punishing new campaign adviser Paul Manafort for trying to make him appear more presidential. Manafort apparently told Republican officials that the candidate was “projecting an image” and would soon start to tone down his controversial rhetoric. Trump didn’t like that, according to a Politico report. Despite having recently rearranged his team to pull power away from notorious arm-grabber/campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Trump is now reversing those actions as a result of Manafort “overstepping his bounds,” the site reports. “Everyone coming in now thinks they’re going to be able to manhandle him and he’s not going to let it happen,” an operative close to Trump told Politico. “These consultants are used to being smarter than their candidate and in this scenario, the candidate is smarter and willing to risk more than you are.”

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*SFPD Text: ‘Too Bad None of Them Died’

Officer Jason Lai sent or received dozens of racist and homophobic texts while working at the San Francisco Police Department, according to a CNN report that cites internal documents. “I hate that beaner,” he wrote, “but I think the nig is worse.” Another text reads, “Indian ppl are disgusting.” Documents show Lai also allegedly made a racist joke about President Obama, adding that he hates LeBron James. “Fuck that nig,” he allegedly wrote. Lai resigned  this month, CNN reports. This is the second texting scandal and investigation in two years at the police department.

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*Kid Rock Finds Assistant Dead

Kid Rock found one of his assistants dead at his Nashville area property after what appeared to be an all-terrain vehicle accident, police said late Monday. Michael Sacha, 30, appeared to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed while driving across Rock’s estate, Metro police said in a statement. Sacha had been transporting guests at a cookout at Rock’s home to an Uber around midnight Monday. Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, said he is “beyond devastated.” Ritchie and a friend discovered Sacha’s body on an embankment Monday morning, police said.

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*Ukraine Marks Chernobyl 30th Anniversary

Ukraine marked the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl on Monday, sounding sirens at the same time as the first explosion at the reactor on April 26, 1986. The disaster is considered one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. A botched nuclear test at the plant in then-Soviet Ukraine sparked a meltdown that caused clouds of radioactive material to drift across Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and parts of northern Europe. The accident left 31 workers and firemen dead, but thousands more have suffered radiation-related illnesses over the past three decades. Some former residents returned to the area while a memorial service is being held in Slavutych, a town that was built to resettle workers who lived near the plant. A church service is also being held in Kiev for families of the victims.

*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER:   ***LA Weekly politics writer Gene Maddaus is leaving, after six years, to join Variety. “Drawing on his investigative skills, Maddaus will write about the intersection between sports, politics, technology, city issues and Hollywood as well write in-depth profiles on the companies and power players across the entertainment and media industries,” Variety says. “He will report to Variety’s co-editors-in-chief Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein.” Starts on May 2.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba seems like such a healthy place. It is light, welcoming and beautifully situated. There are hundreds of his books lining the shelves, testimony to all the reading he did there. There’s a baseball diamond nearby where he used to pitch to local boys. Yet Hemingway was not a healthy man during the latter phases in his life. He was drunk much of the time; he often began drinking at breakfast and his brother counted 17 Scotch-and-sodas in a day. His wives complained that he was sporadic about bathing. He was obsessed with his weight and recorded it on the wall of his house. He could be lively and funny, the organizer of exciting adventures. But he could also be depressed, combative and demoralized. His ego overflowed. F. Scott Fitzgerald, who endured a psychological crisis at about the same time, observed that Hemingway “is quite as nervously broken down as I am, but it manifests itself in different ways. His inclination is toward megalomania and mine toward melancholy.” Even as a young man Hemingway exaggerated his (already prodigious) exploits in order to establish his manliness. When he was older his prima donna proclivities could make him, as one visiting photographer put it, “crazy,” “drunk” and “berserk.”


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